Mental Health Worker I at Tower Health in Coatesville, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 4 days ago.





Job Description:

Overview




Brandywine Hospital...Expert care for all patients



Located in Chester County, Pa., and a member of Tower Health, Brandywine Hospital is a nonprofit, 171-bed acute-care hospital with private rooms that has been providing high-quality, compassionate care in the community for more than 100 years. The hospital's key services include cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, orthopedics, behavioral health (adult, older adult), general and robotic surgery, specialized care for eating disorders, and outpatient services (radiology/women's imaging, laboratory, cardio-pulmonary, occupational, physical and speech therapy, primary care, and wound care). Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Brandywine Hospital is also an accredited Chest Pain Center by the American Academy of Cardiology and the recipient of The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for excellence in acute myocardial infarction, hip replacement, knee replacement, stroke, and wound care.



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Responsibilities



The Mental Health Technician (MHT) performs direct patient care duties in a psychiatric inpatient setting under the supervision of a RN. The MHT is responsible for supervising the patient in treatment, recreation, educational settings, and other activities of daily living, and to access changes in their social behaviors and clinical status and report/document these observations. Additional primary responsibilities include the provision of a safe and therapeutic milieu including crisis intervention, behavior management and assisting the patient with completion of assignments. The Mental Health Tech functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team to assess the functional abilities , impairments, and needs of each patient and to address these individually and through psycho-education groups. The MHT leads daily educational groups focused on essential skills patients need to manage their illness as well as their social environment. He/she documents clearly and accurately patient participation and progress. He/she is an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team of professionals and contributes to the formulation of individualized plans of treatment, regular reassessment of patient progress to ensure maximum therapeutic benefit. He/she performs other tasks related to chart maintenance, environment of care, patient care and transportation, as required. The MHT works under the supervision of a licensed professional. Provides patient care under the direction of the Registered Nurse (RN).



Qualifications




Education Requirements


  • High School Diploma or GED

Experience

  • Patient Care experience (Required)

  • Experience working in a psychiatric inpatient setting (preferred)

Certification and Licensure

  • BLS Certification

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training required upon completion of New Hire Orientation


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